A BBC weather presenter said to have attended two anti-lockdown marches led by Piers Corbyn has been taken off air.
Regional TV talent Jemma Cooper is best known for her regular appearances on Bristol’s Points West programme.
But it is alleged she put in a Covid-denial group the BBC was ‘the devil’ and appears to be in footage of an anti-lockdown march, where Piers Corbyn appears. Today the broadcaster was forced to restate impartiality guidelines had to be strictly followed and any breach would be dealt with.
But a whistleblower, speaking to the Bristol Post, said Ms Cooper returned to the Points West newsroom after attending a Birmingham demonstration.
The insider said: ‘Jemma had arguments with colleagues who felt she was putting people in danger by going out to these events.
‘She said she was adamant Covid is not a real thing. One employee was left in tears by the conversation.
‘It has become a thing in the newsroom which we call “Where’s Wally”.